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Who cares if the market has hit bottom?

Amid the turmoil in the markets this week, followers of TdN have done well — especially with intraday trading guided in our chat room. Today, we capitalized on the downtrend that continued from the overnight session, while noting that ES persistently found support around the S1 area (1120-21), so that was a good place to […]

Fortune favours the prepared trader – A good trade always starts yesterday

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The quote “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” is attributed to many famous names including Benjamin Franklin and Henry Ford, and the truth of the statement has been recognized since even earlier times. For traders, approaching the market without the correct preparation is essentially preparing to fail, because it leaves them subject […]

Are these the swing trades you were looking for this week?

2011-03-10 mid-week update

You have probably already seen the charts showing the excellent guidance available for intraday trading at Trading da Numbas. (If not, see our recent publications here.) But what does TdN offer for swing-traders? Prior to the opening this week, we wrote that SPX needed to attract selling around 1,325 (and no higher than 1,327-1,329) for […]

How TdN caught Friday’s trades in both directions; plus a special 3-week trial offer for you.

2011-03-04 recap

The recent volatility in the market has given opportunities in both directions to unbiased traders. Friday was a particularly good day for us at Trading da Numbas (TdN), and the chart below shows a play-by-play review of comments that were made by moderators in real time in the chat room.  Ask yourself if your trading […]

New website design

Greetings, Today we pushed out our redesigned site. We’ve put a bright new face on our interface and streamlined the site to make it easier to use. In the coming weeks we’ll continue to add in more features to help improve our service. We hope you like the changes and thank you for using our […]

What does good day-trading look like?

Week review 2011-01-21

What does good day-trading look like? Several traders have emailed us in recent weeks asking to see something that conveys a “track record” in our market analysis. That kind of thing is difficult to show. As you know, the window of opportunity in trading can be very brief, and one must seize the opportunity when […]

July through December 2010: Did directional bias affect your trading?

20101217 july-dec 2010 ESZ chart

The period between December expiry and the year end offered an opportunity to review your overall trading approach. The second half of 2010 presented a remarkable advancement in equities markets, and nearly the entire period was punctuated with opinions and forecasts saying the market couldn’t go much higher. Looking back, did you trade with a […]

Support levels and timing on Thursday morning

Seeing that ES had reached 1278, the first identified support level below pivot, we alerted members of a possible change in direction for the next intraday swing. The upward move from 1278 provided five ES points.

TdN caught the morning high on ES

This morning in the chat room, we noted that a new ES high at 1274.50 coincided with a zero-test on the advance/decline index. This alerted us to a potential shorting opportunity. The market then produced a rapid decline of eight points.

Art of catching turns, Part II: the inflection points.


One reason many traders struggle is because they attempt to enter trades based on their own whims and ‘hunches’, which are derived from emotional factors rather than rigorous technical analysis. Our recent article emphasized how, even as contrarians, Trading da Numbas (TdN) focuses on following the trend until there are signs of exhaustion, sentiment extremes, […]